Landscaping is a vital part of optimizing your home’s curb appeal and backyard living in Florida. Trees, bushes, and flowers give your home its beautiful style you are looking for to enjoy your property. When considering planting in Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, and other Tampa Bay cities, you will want to plant some hardy trees or protect young trees from withstanding Tampa Bay’s weather and strong windstorms.
Planting a tree is a wise investment for your home’s future. Adverse weather conditions and strong winds can cause a considerable threat to the survival of trees, especially newly planted trees. Unfortunately, there is no way to control mother nature.
How to Protect Young Trees from Wind Damage
Here are some ways to protect a young tree from Florida’s wind damage:
1. Consult with an expert tree service
There are numerous factors to consider when it comes to protecting your young trees from being uprooted by the wind:
- Type of tree
- Planting season, and
- Quality of tree care
Without considering these factors, you will run a risk of exposing your young trees to damage from high winds.
Make an appointment with a quality Tree Service to get your property inspected. A tree professional can recommend the exact location to plant your tree, the type of trees to plant, and preventive measures against adverse Florida weather conditions such as storms, wind, etc.
2. Staking a young tree
Use support stakes made of metal or wood when planting any new trees to protect them from wind damage. Mildly but firmly tie the tree to each stake. You may need to use two or three stakes to resist the wind. The reason to use supportive stakes is for the trees to establish a far-reaching and robust root system as well as develop sturdy trunks.
3. Use a cover
Using a cover is an effective way of protecting your trees from wind damage. This will protect the tree from wind and pests. On the days that the weather allows for it, you’ll need to uncover the trees to get the sunshine necessary for their growth.
4. Water the young trees regularly
Dehydration can occur with any tree, no matter the age or species. It can result in negative consequences like stunted root system growth, weak or broken branches, and yellow leaves. It is recommended to hydrate the trees regularly.
5. Set up a routine tree trimming service
Schedule regular maintenance of your trees, which will make them healthier, become free from storm damage and also keep the members of your household safer. The right way to ensure the healthy growth of your tree is to subscribe to a tree service for routine tree care and trimming service.
Warner Tree Service will help reduce the threat posed by strong wind to your young tree as well as keeping them healthy and properly trimmed.
Let us help you with your trees. Contact Warner Tree Service to consult with Rick Warner, who is an ISA Certified Arborist since 2008.
Warner Tree Service is a family-owned and operated business in Palm Harbor, Florida since 2007 with an ISA Certified Arborist. We are fully licensed and insured. The services offered with a 100% satisfaction guarantee are tree trimming, pruning and shaping, hedge trimming and shaping, tree removal, crane service, stump grinding, canopy elevation, tree examination, and more. Call us at 727-946-7098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a free written estimate in Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Oldsmar, Belleair, and Largo.